Love Stories of Hope, Surrender and Courage
November 3, 2010, 6:00pm, Vanderbilt Student Life Center
The Magdalene Fall Fundraiser is always a special evening in our community, and it is the primary way that we raise the money to keep our doors open to women from the streets. Last year, the theme was the Face of Love and both residents and community leaders explored this theme visually and then presented their 'face of love' at the fundraiser. This year we are exploring the deeper stories of love behind those faces. The women of Magdalene and Thistle Farms have been working with poet Stephanie Pruitt to write their own personal love stories over the past few months. On the evening of November 3, you will have the opportunity to hear and read many of those stories. In addition, these stories and an honorary piece written by celebrated best-selling author, Ann Patchett, will be bound in a handsome book and offered as a gift to guests that evening.
If you are unfamiliar with our fundraiser, it is a short, inspirational introduction to Magdalene designed to introduce new friends to the program and to express gratitude to our faithful supporters. There is no ticket or table cost - it’s free for everyone to come. At the end of the evening everyone is given an opportunity to give, and this is how we continue to keep our program going, year after year. The evening will feature music created by playwright and Grammy-winning songwriter, Marcus Hummon and will feature a choir of some of Nashville finest singers and the women of Magdalene.
Although there is no cost to attend the Magdalene fundraiser, an RSVP is necessary. For questions or to confirm your attendance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you can join us for this special event.
Love Stories Chairs, Carole Hagan & Lisa Froeb